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Questions tagged [adobe-illustrator]

Questions about Illustrator, Adobe's vector digital file editing, creation application and tools. Ask anything related to designing graphics with Illustrator.

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Adobe Illustrator: problem with the brush

Sorry for my English, I'm French, I'm going to put the translation.I use the Wacom tablet, with a sensitivity of 2000. When I draw at a percentage of 100-250%, my lines are perfect. But when I ...
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Select similar (i.e. not same) colours in Adobe Illustrator [duplicate]

I made a sketch on a piece of paper, photographed it and used the Image Trace tool. Now I have a vector image with a lot of detail. I'd like to clean it up by removing those white and gray-ish chunks,...
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Illustrator CC 2017 - Create 8-bit style letters with jagged “semi transparent half pixels”? Advice, tips or tricks?

I am trying to create 8-bit style letters in Illustrator CC 2017 on Windows. I am working in Pixels. As you know, anything that is not a straight line, eg. curves or diagonals, would appear jagged ...
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How accurate is pantone conversion in Illustrator and how should I send “Pantone References” asked by the printer?

I've been hired to do a big campaign that requires all sorts of permutations of an Illustrator design. Most recently, I was asked to make a banner. The printer wants my Illustrator file (no pdf) in ...
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Symbols appearing at different scale in Illustrator

I've searched but couldn't find anything relevant to my situation. I made symbols in Ai and was able to replace them easily, they all appeared at the original scale when turned into a symbol. Then it ...
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Editable PDFs via Illustrator or InDesign? [duplicate]

What is the best way to create PDFs so that customers can download the file and edit the text that is specific to them (date, names etc), while maintaining fonts and sizes as well as the format and ...
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What font is used in Adobe CC program icons? What sans-serif fonts which 'fit' this logo can be found in Adobe Illustrator Typekit/font search?

I am looking to create a logo similar to this one, found as the cover image to this video: But I am having trouble finding a suitable font. What font is used in the icons for Adobe CC programs? Are ...
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How can I make a heading more legible on a real estate background?

This is a billboard design I'm working on (to be used on highways). I think the heading on this is a little less legible (I just feel so. Is it really?). So is there any way to make it more legible? ...
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How to remove this distortion effect in Adobe Illustrator?

The image on the left is my original circle that was colored with a twirled gradient mesh. The image on the right is the same circle warped. Is there any way I can fix the distortion on the ...
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Is there a simple way to fill in a grungy font to make it solid?

I'm looking to make the entire letter solid. I want to complete the grungy white space and fill it out with solid black. Is there a simple way to do this?
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How would I add an outline / border around this image?

I have a vector of a few unicorns that is currently on a blue background: I want to put them on a white background, but when I do that, the unicorns lose their shape because they are white and don't ...
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trying to make a bent pipe on isometric plane

I am trying to make a bent pipe on an isometric grid drawing. How should I do it so that it creates that appearance? thank you!!!
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Illustrator Javascript to Embed Linked Images

Hi I'm Trying to Embed linked Images in Adobe Illustrator. I've edited some Javascript code to get the linked Images to Embed and It works fine for 1, 2 an 3 Images. When I try to embed a fourth Image ...
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Auto sizing text to fit a box

I would like to create series of name labels using illustrator. I've managed to use the variable xml from excel. However, the long name is too long to fit into the label. If I resize it, the short ...
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Please help me recreate these vector waves

I am trying to create the first image: These are my results: I am using Illustrator and the blend tool. How do I get that color difference? that darker smudged outline? How many lines have been ...
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Opacity problem with Illustrator and general inquiry

I'm a new member here and I started Illustrator a few days ago. I'm trying to find out stuff here and there but a huge problem I'm encountering is changing the opacity. First problem The opacity is ...
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SVG corrupted on save with content around artboard

I'm pretty new with Illustrator, All icons will be converted into icon web font for one of my projects. When there are objects around the artboard (with or without expand) the file gets corrupted on ...
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How am I supposed to extract the shape(s) out of this vector tracing?

I am a beginner and don't know what is this, may be a compound (if that's what its called)? I am trying to extract those shapes but do not know what and how to do with this one.
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how do i disable grey shape on illustrator cc 2019? [duplicate]

for reference red arrow indicates grey shape on the attached image. how do i disable grey shape? before i tried toggling GPU Preview option but which did not disappear.
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How to stop Adobe Illustrator CC from changing spaces to hyphens?

Illustrator is changing my filenames as such when I use Save for Web: My File.png → My-File.png The old Illustrator had a Unix checkbox in the Save to Web export settings, but new Illustrator doesn'...
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how can i disable gray shape beside cursor on illustrator cc 2019?

when working on the illustrator document this cursor(gray) shape is always emerged how can i disable it?
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Which is Better APNG or GIF? for animated sticker in which format can i export?

I'm Creating Animated stickers using Illustrator and Aftereffects, I need to export them since it going to work on Mobile devices like iPhone and Android. So in which format can, I export the Animated ...
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Illustrator's hotkey version of Photoshop's jump to respective layer by clicking the object + holding down Alt Ctrl [duplicate]

After many searches years of manually, tediously hunt n' peck searching for the layer in Illustrator's layer menu... I'm over it. For the life of me I can not find Illustrator's hotkey version of ...
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Make an outline in illustrator?

Hello! Does anyone know how I might make an outline of an illustration I made with the pen tool in Illustrator? The sort of outline I'm trying to get is one that just goes around the outside like in ...
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Create a Horizontally Segmented Circle in Illustrator

Looking on how to create an image like the colored circle in the background of this image. How to I keep everything equal? Not worried about the distressed effect (that's easy for me).
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How to generate a perfect cube map?

Ok, Ive found many T shaped cube map generators online, however I have a Unity game wherein I need a linear cube map for a skybox, like this in the bottom left: Ive done this using a skybox I already ...
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Sketch mangling Illustrator vector file: how to fix?

I purchased the vector file above and when I open it in Illustrator, it looks just as expected. However, when I open it in Sketch, it looks completely different (see below). I get the same result if ...
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Grid Lines to keep objects level

I'm not even sure what this is called and no matter what I look up I cant find the right thing. I only noticed when it disappeared I feel like I hit a key or clicked something and no matter the ...
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Which softwere should I use for making covers? [closed]

I want to make a cover for my facebook group using a template. I'm a beginner so that I'm confused about choosing the right software. Where can I create a cover easily? I have some knowledge of ...
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How to change color of the square outside the canvas from white to dark/black in Illustrator CS5

Trying to figure out how to change the color of this square outside the canvas in Illustrator CS5.
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How to change everything white in a design to a texture image

I have a design I'm updating and it seems the previous designer was able to replace everything set to white in the Illustrator file to show up with a kraft background instead: If you triple-click on ...
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Illustrator - Exporting SVG with only transform tags

I'm exporting a whole lot of SVG blueprints for a client. The SVG's need to have a certain pattern in the text box section. The pattern I need is transform="translate (x, y) rotate(z)". The problem ...
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Exporting an SVG with open paths for CNC laser cutting

has anyone used jscut.org to create Gcode from an SVG for a laser cut? jscut.org closes off my paths where there should be a line, not a polygon, is this a fault of mine, illustrator, or jscut.org's ...
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Illustrator - Snap to path width outer edges and not to point

Happy New Year! I have a quick question, maybe there is a way to do this in Illustrator. I have 2 (or more) paths and I would like to build a stack (one on top of each other), but I also want to keep ...
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Round only three corners of a rectangle in Illustrator CS6

I am trying to round only three corners of the following rectangle below. I know this is easy to do in Illustrator CC, but I don't have it. In Illustrator CS6 you can only round the corners of a ...
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How to convert a PDF file to an AI file?

I have a logo that I want to convert from pdf to ai, but I don't know how to convert it and whether doing so will damage the logo quality. can you help me please?
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Illustrator: Rotate list round each center

There is ideas, how to rotate a lot of objects around their each center?
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Convert Illustrator drop shadow to CSS

How would the CSS values of these parameters: Look like in CSS? I'm curious if there is way to convert these values also for future projects.
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Illustrator: Rotate one object to align another object

Situation I need to match the red rectangle to the black lines. Problem I need to rotate the red rectangle at the same angle as the black lines. Question How can I adapt to the way the automatic ...
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Precisely resize editable text in Illustrator

I want to be able to resize editable text (to a precise numerical value) but it goes by the bounding box, which is slightly larger than the text is. The only way to reduce the bounding box on editable ...
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Is it legally safe to create a vector illustration of a celebrity photo for commercial use? [duplicate]

I want to take a photo someone else captured of a celebrity, then use illustrator to manually illustrate a vector of that celebrity, adding my own artistic touch. The main goal is to be artistic, not ...
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Font Files Resolution and conversion from pdf

I have created a new font from a template I got from calligraphr.com. I am wondering firstly, what dpi I should save them at and secondly, if I can save them as a .pdf, then convert them to .fnt, .ttf,...
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How to select text in Illustrator to view font face?

I have an Illustrator file and the graphic has text. When I select anything, all I get are paths. I'd like to see what font is being used in the text. How is that done?
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Help and guidance needed to proceed [closed]

I've been 'graphic designing' (I guess) for not so long. I quickly became interested in typography (still am) I saw some of kurzgesagts videos and saw some really good typography. I tried to recreate ...
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Cutting lines and text evenly on puzzles (Illustrator)

Trying to cut lines and text so when two puzzles are separated these lines and text are cut in a correct way. How to do it the shortest way? Upadating post: I followed your advice but when I try to ...
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How do I design a translucent vinyl glass door sticker?

I have to make a sticker for a pair of glass doors. It will be printed on vinyl and has to be translucent. Is there any specific process to incorporate the translucency? I've designed clear stickers ...
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How to combine paths into an object in Illustrator CS6

Hello, I am very new to Illustrator. What I am trying to do is merge all selected paths into one cohesive object. All anchor points are attached to other anchor points or paths; it's all connected. ...
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How to fit text into shape made with shapebuilder and keep upright

So I've figured out how to fit text into a shape by using envelope distortion, but when I do it, the text looks weird like in the picture below. How do I make the lowercase letters fill it in evenly ...
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How export clean SVG file on Adobe Illustrator

There is always a layer named Group> with my exported asset How to get rid of it?
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How to make file for clear printing [closed]

We have a new printer with ability to print clear, gold and silver. I need to know how to setup the file for clear or gold print. If anyone can help :) Thank you.